Feb 29, 2012

beetle love

i love bugs and insects. 
i'm terrible at drawing them, but i still love to try.
on Eravannah, bugs and insects take the place of animals that we would recognize normally, both wild and domesticated.

most places at least around here have been invaded for the last few months by ladybugs.

i don't mind them too much, i actually like beetles a lot. i've always thought they would make good horses if they were big enough.
it really got me thinking a lot about drawing more of them in the story.
they would have appeared in Goblyn Issue 18a during the royal procession, but i hadn't found a design I really liked... so I cut the scenes showing the prince going to meet his father.
meh. no big deal.

this is the major mode of transportation for the people in South Mah' Hu. 
it just seems cool to be atop these massive beetles, loaded down with packs, and draped in fancy carpets.
just stomping around everywhere.
it might be kind of slow though... i'm not certain what the speed would be if they were sized relative to a human.

the idea's all based on things i've seen before watching documentaries on tv and online over time

like camel riders, which looks kinda' uncomfortable, but still a bit cool.
i've only ridden a horse once in my life... it's way different than a car or a motorcycle.
I can only imagine what it would be like to ride a giant beetle.

alright... more updates, more often, more development works and such, starting today.